Feathertide by Beth Cartwright // Spoiler-free Review

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Thank you to Penguin Books UK for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Born covered in the feathers of a bird, and kept hidden in a crumbling house full of secrets, Marea has always known she was different, but never known why. And so to find answers, she goes in search of the father she has never met.

The hunt leads her to the City of Murmurs, a place of mermaids and mystery, where jars of swirling mist are carried through the streets by the broken-hearted.

And Marea will never forget what she learns there.

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2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART VIII

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After a bit of a break, I am finally back with another post dedicated to 2020 LGBTQ+ releases! You can check out the previous posts here but I am over the moon that we are already way over 100 different books. This time we have everything from contemporaries, fantasies, graphic novels, novellas and more. As always, if any of my information is incorrect, please let me know in the comments! But for now, enjoy and I hope you find a new favourite. Continue reading “2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART VIII”

Blog Tour // Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Spoiler-free review)

Blog Tour // Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Spoiler-free review)

“The palace underestimates the resourcefulness of women forced into a dark and dangerous place.”

 Thanks to Kaleidoscopic Tours & Bloomsbury for sending us both copies of Cinderella Is Dead as part of the blog tour!

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Shades of Magic: The Rebel Army by V. E. Schwab

Shades of Magic: The Rebel Army by V. E. Schwab

Now, I’m not the biggest reader of graphic novels – they’re something I’ve always wanted to get into, but never knew where to start. So when one of my favourite authors, V. E. Schwab, started a series of graphic novels linked to one of my favourite trilogies, it seemed like the perfect starting point for this venture!

Thanks to Titan comics for sending me over copies of the first three volumes of the Shades of Magic graphic novels.

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ARC Review // The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

ARC Review // The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

The teenagers of Four Paths must save their home, in the sequel to hit fantasy The Devouring Gray. For fans of Stranger Things, Riverdale and The Raven Cycle

Though the Beast is seemingly subdued for now, a new threat looms in Four Paths: a corruption seeping from the Gray into the forest. And with the other Founders preoccupied by their tangled alliances and fraying relationships, only May Hawthorne seems to realize the danger. But saving the town she loves means seeking aid from the person her family despises most–her and Justin’s father.

May’s father isn’t the only newcomer in town–Isaac Sullivan’s older brother has also returned, seeking forgiveness for the role he played in Isaac’s troubled past. But Isaac isn’t ready to let go of his family’s history, especially when that history might hold the key that he and Violet Saunders need to destroy the Gray and the monster within it.

Harper Carlisle isn’t ready to forgive, either. Two devastating betrayals have left her isolated from her family and uncertain who to trust. As the corruption becomes impossible to ignore, Harper must learn to control her newfound powers in order to protect Four Paths. But the only people who can help her do that are the ones who have hurt her the most.

With the veil between the Gray and the town growing ever thinner, all of the Founder descendants must put their grievances with one another aside to stop the corruption and kill the Beast once and for all.

But maybe the monster they truly need to slay has never been the Beast…

Thanks to Titan Books for sending me an early proof copy to review!

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Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag 2020

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Can you believe it is that time of the year already? I’ve seen this tag floating around again recently and I had to double check the calendar to make sure I was seeing it right. I haven’t had the most successful book year but I thought I’d grab Becky so we can take part in the annual Mid Year Freak Out book tag for you!

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Recommended Books by Black Authors Part 1 (and books on my tbr)

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This was a series I was planning on starting later on in the year but due to recent events, I’ve boosted it up to now. Despite making it my mission to read more diversely this year, I have still fallen short on reading too many books by Black authors but I am determined for that to change. Below I have chosen some books by Black authors that I have read and loved and also some that I want to read fairly soon. This series will become a regular feature on the blog and I hope you all make it your mission also to read and support these authors.
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My Mini ‘Wayward Children’ by Seanan McGuire Series Reviews

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So my recent and newfound love has been the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire. These books have been on my radar for a while but I’ve always wanted them in hardback form (I mean, have you seen the covers?!) and thanks to some lovely human beans, I have been able to finally start the series. I was toying with how to review these but eventually decided on writing mini-reviews for each book in the series thus far (my thoughts rather than a synopsis) so without further ado, here are some of my thoughts!

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MOST ANTICIPATED May 2020 YA RELEASES

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Although we are pretty much halfway through May now, I still wanted to shout about some of my most anticipated releases for this month. A lot of books that were originally on this list have now been pushed back but hopefully all the dates for these are still correct! I hope you’re all keeping safe and without further ado, here are my May 2020 anticipated YA releases. As always, make sure to check out my separate series with 100+ 2020 releases with LGBTQ+ characters here! Continue reading “MOST ANTICIPATED May 2020 YA RELEASES”